Krakow Jewish Quarter: 2-Hour Private Tour with Local Expert

Krakow Jewish Quarter: 2-Hour Private Tour with Local Expert

From £59.99 per group up to 6

Enjoy a guided, 2-hour tour of the Jewish Quarter’s most prominent historical landmarks with a local PhD history graduate. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the old streets of beautiful Kazimierz, and feel the unique charm of the Jewish city.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, Polish
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore one of the most beautiful Jewish cities in Europe with a credited history teacher
  • Visit sites related to the film "Schindler's List"
  • See the Jewish Ghetto area
  • Hear inspiring stories from the Second World War
  • Go to the district of Zabłocie where Oskar Schindler's factory is located
Full description
Shalom at the Jewish Kazimierz! The historic district of Krakow was for centuries seen as the Jewish capital city of the former Polish and Lithuanian Commonwealth. Kazimierz was home to world-famous Rabbis including the most famous one, Moses Ben Israel Isserles, also known as Remu. You can find here the Old Synagogue, one of the oldest preserved synagogues in Central Europe, as well as the Remu cemetery, one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in Poland. Unique architecture along with charming restaurants and historical significance all add to the extraordinary atmosphere of Kazimierz. The famous Szeroka Street also hosts the biggest Jewish Festival in Europe. The Jewish Kazimierz tour is also an important history lesson of the Second World War, pictured in Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List.” The old Jewish ghetto in the Podgorze district is associated with this turbulent period. The Kazimierz district also tells the story of brave and devoted people who in the darkness of the Second World War risked their own lives to help the Jewish dwellers of the Ghetto. The most important heroes included Tadeusz Pankiewicz (the Eagle Pharmacy) and Oskar Schindler (Enamel Factory). Your guide will be a history teacher and PhD student, who has for many years been fascinated by history, especially the history of Christianity and Israel. He is a Polish native and is well-traveled, having spent extensive time in the countries of both Sweden and Israel, but is glad to call Poland his home.
Includes
  • Private guided walking tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets
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  • People with mobility impairments
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    The Old Synagogue (front door), Szeroka 24

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    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 16 reviews

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    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.9/5
    • Service
      4.9/5
    • Organization
      4.9/5
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    Одним словом - превосходно! Экскурсия на английском, гид - историк, который горит своим увлечением. Очень милый и приятный человек, умеет заинтересовать. Ответил на все возникшие вопросы. Экскурсия длиной в 2 часа пролетела на одном дыхании. Очень рекомендую этого потрясающего человека в качестве гида! Мы брали индивидуальную экскурсию и ни капли не жалеем.

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    4 August 2021

    I have to say right from the outset: I am not usually the type who typically hires a guide when I travel: I usually prefer to read up ahead of time and take a self-guided approach once there. I only had a couple days in Krakow and didn't have much time tonl do my own research beforehand so I decided to take the plunge, splurge a bit, and hired Seweryn for his 2-hour tour of the Jewish Quarter. Boy am I glad I did! In addition to being extremely knowledgeable about the history and architecture of the area, he delivers the tour with a real passion for these subjects. Moreover, he is just an all-around nice guy -- a real gentleman with whom I was extremely happy to spend a couple hours. This was time and money SO well spent! I will definitely book another one of his tours the next time I come to Krakow!

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    27 February 2020

    How lucky were we to have Sev as our guide.

    If all your guides are as good as Sev your training programme must be excellent. He was so personable, knowledgable friendly & above all passionate about his job. He went over & beyond what we expected from the tour. I cannot praise & thank him enough for explaining the history of the wonderful city of Krakov.

    17 October 2019

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